Most of the recent feedback by email was about how to export their 3d animation into the Camera Roll. So we decided to write a tutorial on how to export your animation to iOS Camera Roll, and we are also planning to make it much easier for user to understand the process in the upcoming versions. Once you complete working on the 3d scene animation, you have a couple of settings to configure before you export the video to your Camera Roll or share it on social media. This article will give you a complete understanding about the process of export the video.
Step 1: Once you complete the animation for your scene, the very first step is to goto the Video/Image export option in the Menu. You will see a pop up like the below image.
Step 2: The popup has different options for the quality and style of exported scene.
a) Rendering Style: This feature has 2 options in the current version. Normal style will give you an output of what you saw in the editor. Toon style give a classic toon look for your scene.
b) Resolution: The different resolution options give different size of images. This will change the time taken for rendering process. If you want to test the scene with a quick export, you can choose the smaller sizes so the rendering is many times faster.
Once you select the preferred options, you can now tap on the next button which will show you the progress on rendering.
Step 3: The rendering progress takes from couple of seconds to several minutes based on the complexity of the scene. The following list of factors are that affect the rendering time of your scene.
a) Number of Animating Objects in the Scene
b) Resolution of the exported scene
c) Complexity of the 3d object (Vertex count, Bone count, Texture size etc)
Step 4: Once the rendering progress is completed, there are 2 ways to share the video. There are 2 buttons in the bottom right of the popup. The first button will upload the video to your YouTube channel directly. The next button is usual thing on iOS where you get different options that you iOS offers to share your video.
Step 5: The iOS Share options are straight forward and you should probably be already aware of these options. The “Save Video” option will copy the file to your Camera Roll. Below screenshot shows the video playing from the Camera Roll.